Printing to the new canon printer MG6250

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    Ok yes I am asking for advice..... Don't laugh ok I may have 35 years back ground with Apple but this one has me stumped as Canon Support, Australia has not been helpful. They state it is not compatible yet it is listed by Apple as preferred printer.

    The Canon MG6250 has just been released in Australia unfortunately I have not been able to get a demo to test the printer. I have a customer that purchased the printer while I was on vacation. (holiday in Aussie) and owns an ipad2 with iOS 5. He is having problems printing to it even though Canon states compatible with Air print.

    My question is are there any users whom are printing to the new printers and if so can you print documents and Picts and what is your setup.

    One more thing....... The customer wants to print to the printer when mobile in his van. Yes he has a power converter I know he needs a router to print.... Suggestions will be great.

    I should point out USA received this printer prior to Australia
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    I can't help ~ but until someone comes along....

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    Lol. You made my day
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    Ok, I just spent many many hours working this out. The MG6250 doesn't support Airprint out of the box, you need to do a firmware update (I wish Canon made that clearer!)

    Anyway, I had some problems locating the update on the Aussie site, but the UK site has the update, and it's easy to find. Due to my only having 0 posts here (I'm a newbie), I can't post the link, but go to the Canon website and pretend you're in the UK. Follow the standard search for support for the MG6250 in multifunctionals and you will find the update in 'firmware' (currently called 'MG6200 Series Printer Update Utility V1.0 for[Mac/Windows]).

    Install the software, and then install the update to the printer (the printer must be connected to the computer via USB, not wireless!) .

    Once that was done, it all worked great!

    Hope this helps.



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    Many thanks for your efforts. I will pass this on to my customer. by the way welcome to our forums. Nice to see another Aussie on board.
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    Thanks Col!
    By the way, when I say UK Canon site, I actually meant the Ireland Canon site!:eek:
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    No problem I work for the good guys Ipswich we are now sourcing the upgrade many thanks for your efforts.
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    I followed your suggestions and it worked first time; thanks very much.
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    Hi, I am also having the problem of using airprint on a mg6250, I have fund the web site and update on the canon multifunction site but when I download it I cant find it and dont know how to transfer it to the printer. I have also linked the printer to the computer and selected troubleshooting from the icon and downloaded it from there but again it does not seam to make a difference can you take me through how you did it step by step, regards arthur
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    Update from arthur. I have successfully uploaded the software to the printer but still no joy, does the ipad2 have to have any settings changed?
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    Panic over works perfectly

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    Exactly how did you get it to work. I have updated the firmware to 2.00 but its saying that their is no air-printer available but it is connected to the network. I can confirm this because i can print from my laptop plus i have printed out the Network configuration page. Any help

    Paul
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    I have the same problem. I have updated my Canon MG6250 to the latest firmware (I think 2.0) via USB but still my iOS (5.0) devices cannot find the printer. The printer is directly connected to a WiFi router via ethernet cable and I can I can print from my iMAC (OSX Lion) just fine, which is connected via WiFi to the WiFi router. The iOS devices connect to the very same network and very same WiFi router as my iMac.
    To all of you who where able to print with airPrint: How is you network setup? Maybe we can find a key difference here.
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    Hi there,


    Thank you for your help. It works :)

    Just to add some info :

    - Nothing to change for me on my ipad
    - I had some difficulties to find the update program using the canon website (only results for Mac and not windows and I don't understand why) but using google it was ok tipping that : MG6200 series Printer Update Utility Ver1.1 pour Windows
    - Then I faced another stupid problem : the firmware looks like an autoexecuting one but it was not…I had to open it using an extractor soft
    - After that I only had to follow the instructions (very clear and available in a lot of languages)
    - Note that the printer has to be linked via usb when updating
    Note also that the only way for me to have the good info for the question “Do I need to update or not ?” was with the test of Printing the nozzle check pattern (see FAQ: How to Use Apple AirPrint in the uk Canon Website). The info on the properties pannel regarding the version of my driver\firmware was not good.

    Pour les francophones qui passeraient sur cette page : oui imprimer avec Canon MG 6250 via airprint sur Ipad fonctionne. Il faut mettre à jour le firmware de l’imprimante en recherchant le fichier "MG6200 series Printer Update Utility Ver1.1 pour Windows" sur Google. L’ouvrir avec un soft type winzip ou autre et suivre les instructions. Il fqut que l’imprimante soit reliée au pc en usb pour la mise à jour. Ensuite on peut repasser en wifi. Voir le test d’impression des buses sur le site de Canon pour savoir si vous devez faire la mise à jour ou pas. Rien à changer sur l’iPad 5ma version de l’IOS : 4.2.1)

    Thanks again to all of you .

    Nb for bitbonk : I do not know How is my network setup but do not hesitate to explain more if I can help you.

    Thanks again to all of you .
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    I have just purchased the mg 6250 printer. I have it working wirelessly from my lap top. How do I get to do the same from my iPad?
    Any direction appreciated, thx
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    Look for a Canon printing app in the app store. Being a new printer it should be compatible.

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